The Oceanic Optics Book
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Mobley, Curtis, D.
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This book is a community resource on ocean optics. The development of the general theory requires many different concepts: radiometric variables, inherent optical properties (IOPs), apparent optical properties (AOPs), and the mathematical relations connecting them. The radiometric variables are various measures of the light itself (how much light energy is present, what direction it is traveling, what wavelengths are present). The IOPs describe the optical properties of the medium through which the light propagates. In particular, IOPs describe how light is absorbed (light energy is converted to other forms, such as heat or the energy in a chemical bond) and scattered (how it changes direction and, perhaps, wavelength) when it interacts with the medium. The equations of radiative transfer theory connect the various pieces and enable the prediction of light propagation through a medium given the properties of the medium and the light incident onto the medium. The various chapters of.....
PublisherInternational Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG)
Dartmouth, NS, Canada
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Ocean colour
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
CitationMobley, C. D. (ed.) (2022) The Oceanic Optics Book. Dartmouth, NS, Canada, International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG), 924pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1710
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